Alternatives is a recurring post in which I give synonyms for an over used word. Click on the tab above for a "complete" list of over used words.
Today's word is:
Depending on how you use it, this list may come in handy for finding another way to say the same thing.
activated, active, advantageous, airy, alert, animated, applicable, apposite, appropriate, apropos, apt, ardent, at ease, auspicious
beaming, beatific, becoming, befitting, behooving, beseeming, blessed, blest, blissful, blithe, blithesome, bouncy, buoyant, breezy, bright, bright and breezy, brisk, bullish
can’t complain, captivated, carefree, cheerful, cheery, chipper, chirpy, chuffed (British) cock-a-hoop, conforming, content, contented, convenient, convivial, correct, crazy
debonair, decent, decorous, delighted, devil-may-care, dotty, dynamic
easy going, ebullient, ecstatic, effervescent, elastic, elated, elysian, energetic, energized, enraptured, enthusiastic, entranced, enviable, euphoric, excited, exhilarated, expansive, exuberant, exultant
fanciful, favorable, felicitous, fervent, fervid, festive, feverish, fit, fitting, flippant, floating on air, fluky, flying high, fortuitous, fortunate, frolicsome, full of pep, full of zip, fun
gay, genial, germane, glad, gladsome, gleeful, glowing, golden, graceful, gratified
halcyon, happy-go-lucky, healthy, heaven-sent, heedless, high-spirited, hopeful
impassioned, in good spirits, intoxicated, invigorated
jaunty, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, joyous, jubilant, just
keen, knee-deep, kosher
laid back, laughing, light, lighthearted, lively, looking good, lucky
meet, merry, mirthful
nice, nonchalant, nuts
of good cheer, on cloud nine, on the button, on the nose, on top of the world, opportune, optimistic, overjoyed, over the moon
paradisial, passionate, peaceful, peppy, perky, pertinent, playful, pleasant, pleased, pleased as punch, positive, pretty, promising, proper, propitious, prosperous
rapt, rapturous, rejoicing, relaxed, relieved, relevant, resilient, rhapsodic, rhapsodical, riant, right, right on, rosy
sanguine, satisfied, satisfactory, seasonable, seemly, silly, smiling, snappy, sparkling, spirited, sprightly, suitable, sunny, successful, supple
thankful, thrilled, tickled, tickled pink, timely
unconcerned, untroubled, up, upbeat
vibrant, vigorous, vital, vitalized, vivacious, vivid
walking on air, walking on sunshine, well-timed, what the doctor ordered, whimsical
zeaous, zestful, zingy, zippy
If ever there was a song that was effervescent, up beat, playful, jubilant, bright and breezy, it's got to be this one. It makes me want to get up and dance for joy. It makes me smile and feel good.
Got a favorite synonym for happy? A favorite happy song?